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I want to use a nick name instead of my full government name. Is this possible?

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Sam G Member Since: Apr 12, 2019
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Hi there,

 

I'm writing to ask about ID verification. The name I have now isn't my full legal name, which I do not use. I use a nickname and it looks like it's taking time to go through verification and I'm not sure how long that takes. I also still want to use my nickname instead and I'm wondering if there's a way to do this or just use the user name?

 

Thanks everyone!!

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Michael S Member Since: Aug 29, 2017
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Your Upwork profile has to reflect your legal name, or recognized variations thereof. So a nickname isn't something they'd approve, and is probably why you haven't been verified.

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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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Sam G wrote:

Hi there,

 

I'm writing to ask about ID verification. The name I have now isn't my full legal name, which I do not use. I use a nickname and it looks like it's taking time to go through verification and I'm not sure how long that takes. I also still want to use my nickname instead and I'm wondering if there's a way to do this or just use the user name?

 

Thanks everyone!!


Further, when you name on upwork does not match the name on your bank account, you will not be able to withdraw your earnings. 

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